Science: The Wide Angle

Bring world-class science into your classroom with a compelling short film series from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. AAAS, in collaboration with Fourth Line Films, has produced this exciting new series to spark classroom discussion of forefront science topics.  Click the link below the film clip to view a larger version and its accompanying resources, including study guides produced by the editor of Theology and Science, transcripts, and “closer look” videos of related topics. If you are an educator, email us at for information about how to download a complimentary copy of the series.

Awe & Wonder: Scientists Reflect on Their Vocations

  • featuring several scientists from the series

Biological Evolution & the Kinship of All Life

  • Sean B. Carroll – Vice President, Science Education, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; Allan Wilson Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics, University of Wisconsin
  • Jeff Hardin –Professor of Zoology, University of Wisconsin
  • Neil Shubin –   Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago

Frontiers of Neuroscience: Charting the Complexities of Our Brains

  • William Newsome  – Harmon Family Provostial Professor, Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University
  • Huda Zoghbi – Professor, Baylor College of Medicine; Director, Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital

Is the Human Mind Predisposed to Religious Thought?

  • Justin Barrett – Thrive Professor of Developmental Science, Fuller Theological Seminary

Science and Religion: The Draper-White Conflict Thesis

  • Ted Davis – Professor of the History of Science, Messiah College
  • Lawrence Principe – Drew Professor of the Humanities, Johns Hopkins University

Space & Exploration: Humans in a Vast Universe

  •  David Charbonneau –Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University
  • Guy Consolmagno – Director of Vatican Observatory
  • Jennifer Wiseman – Senior Astrophysicist, NASA

To Be Human

  • Georgia Dunston  – Professor of Microbiology and Founding Director, National Human Genome Center, Howard University College of Medicine
  • Richard Potts – Director, Human Origins Program, Smithsonian Institution
  • Frans de Waal – Charles Howard Candler Professor of Primate Behavior, Emory University

The Workings of Science

  • Melinda Baldwin – Editor, Physics Today; Author of Making Nature: The History of a Scientific Journal 
  • Sylvester James Gates – University System of Maryland Regents Professor and John S. Toll Professor of Physics, University of Maryland
  • Michael Ruse –Director of the Program in the History and Philosophy of Science, Florida State University

In furtherance of the AAAS mission of advancing science in service to society, AAAS|DoSER’s role in the Science for Seminaries project is to support efforts to integrate science into seminary education. AAAS|DoSER does not advise on or endorse the theological content of the participating seminaries.